The Mayor of Sunderland, councillor Barry Curran, will raise the flag for Sunderland on Commonwealth Day next week.
On Monday, March 14, the ceremony will take place outside the Council Chamber, where the flag will be raised promptly at 10am.
More than 850 Commonwealth flags will be raised in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, and Commonwealth countries.
The initiative is now in its third year.
Coun Curran said: “Sunderland has a well-deserved reputation for welcoming people from other countries. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the Commonwealth and the values it stands for. ”
The theme for this year’s Commonwealth Day is An Inclusive Commonwealth, which looks to promote tolerance, respect and understanding, as well as equity and fairness.
Coun Curran added: “I think we would all agree about the importance of these principles in today’s society.
“Everyone is welcome to come along and join me in raising the flag on this special day.”
Sunderland’s event begins at 9.50 am, with a representative from the Office of the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear reading out a personal message from His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General of the Commonwealth.
This will be followed by the Mayor reading out the Commonwealth Affirmation and raising the flag.